I'm running the Bungay Black Dog Half Marathon again, to remember Silas and raise funds for The Brain tumour Charity. This year, I have the support of my friend Claire Gay, who has been battling ovarian cancer with extraordinary courage for the past year. Rather than wanting to raise money for any ovarian cancer charities, however, she was so moved by Silas's story that she wanted to help me raise money for his fund, which goes towards crucial research into paediatric brain cancer.
Have a read about it here: JUSTGIVING
Silas was and continues to be, a massive inspiration in so many people's lives - not just his close friends and family, but those, like Claire, who may not have known him but who recognised that spirit of joy, cheekiness and vibrancy in his beautiful face. He was a little boy who, quite simply, blazed with life for his all-too-brief eleven years.
Claire too, has been nothing but inspirational to her friends. The courage with which she has faced this bleak and horrible illness has been quite simply heroic. Her love, warmth and wicked sense of humour has shone through even in the bleakest moments. Life just isn't bloody fair.
I guess all we can do is keep going - until we get to the next rather more hopeful bit.
We all keep running when there's nothing else to be done.
So I'm running for Silas and I'm running for Claire - amazing and beautiful human beings, both.
Wish me luck - and more importantly, sponsor me whatever you can spare!